The upcoming Huawei Mate 20 series seems to feature three phones namely, Mate 20 and 20 Pro flagship smartphones and mid-range Mate 20 phone. The series may also include another premium device with Porsche Design Mate 20 moniker or something similar. Rumors are rife that the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro may debut in October. Today, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) CEO Richard Yu has confirmed through a press release that the Mate 20 series will be unveiled in October.
The press release states that the Mate 20 will debut with the world’s first 7nm chipset in October. The exact specs of the Kirin 980 are not known yet. However, the press release has mentioned that the rumors claim that it features quad cores of Cortex A76 CPU and four cores of Cortex A55 CPU that can deliver maximum processing speeds of up to 2.8 GHz. What’s confirmed through the press release is that compared to other 10nm chipsets, the 7nm Kirin 980 will consume 40 percent less power and it will be 20 percent faster. For improved AI performance, it will be arriving with an enhanced AI processor.
Huawei had recently confirmed that it will be announcing the Kirin 980 chipset at the forthcoming IFA 2018 tech trade show that will take place at Berlin, Germany at the end of this month. The press release has no information on the specs of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro.
Huawei has recently teased that the Mate 20 will be sporting larger battery than the Mate 10 and P20 which suggests that it could be arriving with a 4,200mAh battery. The Mate 20 Pro may also feature the same-sized battery. Both the phones are also expected to feature triple rear cameras. These could be the first Huawei branded phones to feature 8 GB of RAM. The Mate 20 may feature a 6.3-inch notched screen whereas the Mate 20 Pro is rumored to house a 6.9-inch notched display.
Apple and Qualcomm to rival with Huawei by soon launching their versions of 7nm chipsets. Rumors have it that the upcoming iPhones that are rumored to go official in the next month will feature 7nm Apple A12. As far as Qualcomm is concerned, it may debut the 7nm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform by the end of this year.